Title/Author: Ignited (Sense Thieves #3) by Corrine Jackson
Publisher/Date published: K-Teen, May 27th 2014
How I got this book: received it from the publisher through NetGalley
Buy this book at: The Book Depository
Goodreads summary: Nobody hides forever.
Ever since Remy O'Malley discovered her dual identity as a Healer and a Protector, she's kept alive by staying one step ahead of both sides in this centuries-old war. Now someone's trying to draw her out of hiding, using her kidnapped father as bait.
To save him, Remy will need every friend she's got. But as new alliances form, old bonds fray. Her boyfriend Asher is losing his powers, becoming more mortal every time she touches him. Meanwhile, Remy finds herself growing closer to Asher's brother Gabe, even as a family tragedy drives her sister Lucy farther away.
On a rescue mission to London, Remy decides she's tired of being the hunted. It's time to end this war once and for all, as Protectors and Healers alike hurtle towards a final, violent confrontation that not everyone will survive.
***WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES***
So I was curious enough to pick up Ignited, and again, this one worked better than the second book and definitely better than the first one! I think a whole lot of this is due to the author shipping my ship. But we'll get to that.
I think that over the course of the series, Remy has grown as a person, maybe not as much as I would have wanted her to, but she has matured and has learned to trust some people again, though she still has her moments when she's thrown back into the attitude of if I don't care about people, they won't hurt me, which is understandable, but doesn't leave a whole lot to work with. In Ignited she was taking a whole lot of crap from both Asher and her sister and I was like WTF? Stand up for yourself! And then she did and I was proud of her. And also kinda pissed at both Asher and her sister.
I softened a bit towards Asher, though I still think he was behaving like an ass, in this novel as well. I'm just not feeling his whole attitude towards Remy and UGH! Just no ok. Just go away and let me ship my ship even if that ship happens to be your brother and that is kinda ewwww and a bit wrong, but oh well, I wasn't digging Asher anyway.
Because like I mentioned in my review of Pushed, I'm firmly Team Gabe. Team Gabe is awesome. Because Gabe is awesome. He truly wants what's best for Remy and he's willing to step aside and let her be with his brother if that is what makes her happy. And also, he is totally sweet and funny and challenges Remy and doesn't want to hold her back. Which is a whole lot better than Asher's caveman act. And I believe a whole lot in a potential relationship between the two because they've been getting to know each other and working together while Asher was missing and it just seems more real, you know?
I really liked learning more about the Healer-Protector relationship and what exactly happens when a Healer and a Protector have a kid! It's pretty interesting.
Also, Corrine Jackson doesn't sugarcoat things. There's a whole lot of bad things happening to Remy and her friends and not everyone lives happily ever after, but I kinda liked that I wasn't sure of the outcome.
In the end, I did end up liking this series, the romance took a turn for the better and I felt that Corrine Jackson's writing got better throughout the series, so I'm interested to see what she'll come up with next!
My rating: 3,5 stars